Toughness, hoops IQ made guard one of Franklin’s best


1987 Franklin Community High School graduate and Indiana All Star Michelle Davis photographed in her Central 9 Career Center office. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal

The last person who would categorize Michelle Davis as ahead of her time is Michelle Davis.

Request numerical specifics about her role on the Franklin Community High School girls basketball team from 1983 to ’87, and Davis likely won’t know.

That’s because the teenager then known as Michelle Baker, a 5-foot-3 mighty mite who made a practice of dribbling the Grizzly Cubs out of full-court pressure and into the win column, focused on team accomplishments.

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